For those of you who know me I like to give credit where credit is due, especially in relation to products and services that I feel really meet their target customer’s needs. Soak is a Canadian company that produces a laundry wash and smoothing spray that helps you keep your delicates and more importantly your quilts clean and cared for…and it’s good for the planet as well so win win as far as I’m concerned. I haven’t tried the Soak laundry wash yet but if it is anything like the Flatter then I am going to be a loyal customer.
I love the Flatter Smoothing Spray. It comes in a few delicate scents which smell great whilst you’re ironing but don’t actually make the fabric smell, which is great for clothing (there’s no mish mash of scents from your clothing and perfume). It also comes in a Scentless. I have Celebration at the moment & I love it. But you just don’t buy this product for the scent and earth friendly value, you buy it because it works. Now I don’t really need smoothing spray for my clothes because I have a fandango steamer iron which needs nothing but steam to get rid of those pesky wrinkles, but when I’m putting a quilt top together I want my seams pressed flat and I mean flat! An iron on it’s own doesn’t quite do it and if you use starch then you run the risk of your work shrinking. With Flatter there is no shrinkage and my blocks are lovely and flat and my seams are pressed perfectly. I also love using it when I’m preparing the fabric to be cut up. I can’t stop raving about this product!
I got my Flatter from Cotton Rose in Vasse. I’m not sure where you can get it in Perth but I know that Millhouse Collections now distribute it here in Australia. I highly recommend this product to all quilters or those who just like to look after their delicates. I forgot to mention earlier that the Soak Laundry Wash is actually rinse free so there is less wear & tear on the delicates you handwash. Check out their website www.soakwash.com. It has videos on the products and how to use them.
Well that’s all for now. I’m off to clean a bathroom (yuk) and enjoy some of this rare sunshine.
Until next time…happy creating!